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Leeuw Bosch was originally owned by a Voortrekker farmer, Johannes Maritz a close relative of Voortrekker, Gert Maritz and then by Duncan  McKenzie's and more recently the Brown family. (See Gallery - Natal Farms - Fort Nottingham - Lions Bush for more images). However its the...

This Cemetery on Lions Bush Farm has the graves of some of the persons who shaped the history of Natal and KZN. My thanks to Chris Brown, the owner of the farm who allowed me to photograph the graves. The grave of Duncan McKenzie, born Scotland...

One of the special events on the KZN tourist calendar has to be the Creighton Aloe festival, and steam train trip, usually in July which coincides with the unequaled display of Aloes.It has everything for the boys, (steam train) , and families, and also the...

I have a strange fascination for the declining fortunes of the structures of the past - a fascination a little akin to that of a moths attraction to light. Empangweni Mission is a case in point. The Mission Press (1909), St Johanneskirche (1908), and Gnadenkirche...

Aerial images always give a different perspective as these two images illustrate. Thanks to micro pilot, Owen Llewellyn-Davies for the ride. [caption id="attachment_92428" align="alignnone" width="250"] Howick Falls from above[/caption] [caption id="attachment_92429" align="alignnone" width="244"] Midmar Dam Wall from above[/caption]  ...

The Durban Jewish Club is the gathering place of members of the Jewish Community. The Club has always provided a venue for the wider Durban Community and used by many organisations, for meetings, conferences etc, and as an examination venue as depicted here. Our Photographic...

[caption id="attachment_92404" align="alignleft" width="240" class=" "] One of the leopards "spotted" on a drive[/caption] [caption id="attachment_92405" align="alignnone" width="246"] The current Chief of the Tembe tribe.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_92406" align="alignnone" width="251"] One of the many elephant reveling in a pan[/caption] [caption id="attachment_92407" align="alignnone" width="255"] The rustic but well appointed lounge[/caption] Its...

The  1542 ha of land for Cedara College was bought in 1902 by the Natal Government and was part of the farm Driefontein and Rietspuit, that originally had been granted to Frans Maritz in 1851 and Theodore Menne in 1849, respectively. Ref: Cedara College. The foundation...

A while ago I photographed the remains of this old church and wondered about its origins. Whilst visiting the Garrison Church in PMB, I met Earle Larson, who enlightened me and sent the old image of the church. (See  below). Alongside are images I took...

Most of my site focuses on heritage relating to the built environment, or historical structures. This post is a little reminder of our natural heritage, in this instance images of Howick Falls and the Umgeni Valley below the falls. The images were taken from the...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record